"The Royal City Bowmen" archery club is located near Guelph,
It offers a safe archery target course in a woodland setting .
As an organized club, the Royal City Bowmen (RCB)
club has been in existence since 1980. The club caters to all types of
traditional, compound and crossbow. Members enjoy the 44-acre forest
which is rented from the Grand River Conservation Authority and is on the
east side of Guelph Lake, located just northeast of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
The course offers an excellent variety of 3-dimensional
targets, as well as 2-dimensional butts, located throughout the two
loops located at the outdoor range where some are
strategically placed across ponds or streams. As well, there are clustered butts
measured at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 40 yards for a less leisurely practice round.
The Royal City Bowmen has a solid core of approximately 60
members. Once family members are included, membership swells to roughly
100 people. Adult men and women, as well senior citizens and children as
young as 4 years old, make up a community of people sharing a common interest.
Although official training is not offered, many members are
happy to share their time to offer instructions when requested. Many
Scout troops have enjoyed an informal evening of basic archery instructions
under the supervision of selected club members.
The club is managed by a 10-member executive. Specific duties are
assigned to many positions (President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Newsletter Editor and Membership Director) whereas some positions are less
defined (Vice Presidents 1 & 2 plus 3 members at large).
General membership gathers at the club for spring cleanup
(in early May) as well as for the final organization of the range
in late August every year.
Competition between members can be intense. Although traditional
shooters believe that compound bows are merely traditional bows with
training wheels, and high tech shooters believe that traditional shooters
don't worry about the straightness of their arrows as it doesn't really make
any difference, rivalry within a class can be intense.
For the bow hunters in the club, the John Tyers Memorial Big Buck
trophy recognizes the most outstanding antlers as officially
measured by the Federation for the Recognition of Ontario's Wildlife (FROW).
So have a look at what the Royal City Bowmen Archery Club has to offer.
For more information, drop us a line or visit the club.
NO GUNS OR HUNTING ON CLUB PROPERTY!